Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
A nice bonus for American Express Membership Rewards. Until October 10, you get a 50% bonus when you transfer points to British Airways Avios.
Normally, points get diluted by 20% when you transfer, so the 50% bonus means 1,000 Membership Rewards points gets you 1,200 British Airways Avios.
That means you can get one way flights outside of North America that are less than 651 miles in distance for just 3,750 points.
Within North America, short flights with Avios got more expensive recently, so flights of less than 651 miles cost you 6,250 points with this promotion.
British Airways Avios are also really useful for short flights within Europe, where fuel surcharges are very low and reasonable.
Even better, you can still get to Hawaii from the West Coast with Avios for just 12,500 points one way, which works out to just 10,500 points with this bonus. This deal times really well for planning a trip to Hawaii during the Winter or next spring, with good availability on the Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines flights that partner with Avios.
Remember, flights on Alaska Airlines aren’t visible on the British Airways website, so you’ll have to call British Airways to book them.
It’s great that Membership Rewards continues to offer transfer bonuses, especially to a useful program like British Airways. 50% is about as good as you can reasonably expect for this deal, so if you’ve been waiting to do a transfer, this is a good time.
This deal comes as a transfer bonus to Etihad Guest just ended, keeping a transfer bonus live. There’s also still an active 50% bonus on transfers to Plenti, which isn’t useful for travel rewards.
It’s even more encouraging considering Chase, rather than Amex, is the co-brand credit card partner with Amex.
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